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Chinese Embroidery & Textiles

China is well known for its delicate silk threads and has decoratively embroidered textiles for thousands of years. Discovered by the outside world during the Han dynasty, Chinese embroidery and textiles became famous and were traded among the Greeks, Somalis, Romans, Persians, Indians, and Armenians for their beauty and lightweight quality. They were also sought after because they had a tendency to keep a person warm in the winter but cool in the summer.

The production of Chinese silk textiles was once one of the best kept trade secrets. Rearing silkworms to make silk requires care from the egg stage of a silkworm’s life until its cocoon stage. Once the worm reaches cocoon stage, the cocoon must be steamed or baked so that the pupa inside will die, and then dipped into hot water to... Read more

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SEVEN VARIED CHINESE EMBROIDERED SILK PANELS

February 20, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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TWO CHINESE EMBROIDERIES ON SILK, one depicting a

February 20, 2017, 7:00 PM PST
Portland, OR, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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OGGETTISTICA

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Genoa, Italy

€200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese watercolour on silk Depicting a lady breast feeding a child, a mo

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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A 19th century or earlier Chinese embroidered silk jacket Worked with flora

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£300 (1 bid)

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A 19th century Chinese silkwork rank badge Together with another, printed;

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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A 19th century Chinese embroidered silk rank badge Decorated with butterfli

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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China.- [Xiyin Shanren] - A Study Of China's Traditional Festivals,

February 23, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Zwei Zierdecken China

February 23, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Plauen, Germany

€120 (starting bid)

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Chinese Embroidery Peacock Framed

February 23, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$50 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Silk and Corduroy Figural Wall Tapestry, 20th

February 26, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Chinese School  Pair of Silk Panels Embroidered silk, e

February 26, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

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A COLLECTION OF CHINESE SHOES.

February 28, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT
Acton, London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Chinese pictorial silk needlework

March 4, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Pair of Framed Asian Embroidery

March 18, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Fort Myers, FL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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